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JoieFarm Gamay
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16¼/20

JoieFarm Gamay 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada#GoGamayGo. This year's gamay builds on the strengths of 2015, without the forest fire smoke issues of that vintage. Juicy and dense with black raspberry, cherry, plum, spiced forest berries and a proper lick of smoke that coils around the core to the finish. This is from Naramata's Deep Roots Vineyard, clone 509, fermented, then macerated for a week on skins before racking to barrel where it rested for ten months on fine lees in a mix of 30 percent new barriques, as well as puncheons and a wooden cask. Tannins are silken, inviting drinking now with salmon or mushroom risotto.Tasted: 20 November 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 19.50 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: JoieFarmDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: Gamay NoirCSPC: 38877UPC: 692739000187